To better align resources to changing needs, the Church has created eight new missions and combined one with neighboring missions.
The Colombia Medellín Mission is being created by dividing the Colombia Barranquilla and Colombia Cali Missions.
The Ghana Kumasi Mission is being created by dividing the Ghana Accra and Ghana Cape Coast Missions.
The Mexico Xalapa Mission is being created by dividing the Mexico Veracruz Mission.
The Mexico Puebla Mission is being divided to create the Mexico Puebla North and Mexico Puebla South Missions.
The Vanuatu Port Vila Mission is being created by dividing the Papua New Guinea Port Moresby and Fiji Suva Missions.
The Utah Salt Lake City West and Utah Salt Lake City Central missions were created from a realignment of the Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Lake City South, and Utah Ogden Missions.
The Nevada Reno Mission is being created from a realignment of the Nevada Las Vegas and Nevada Las Vegas West Missions.
The Russia Moscow West Mission is being combined with the neighboring Baltic, Russia Novosibirsk, and Russia Moscow Missions.
The changes will be effective this month, when mission leadership changes occur. The number of missions worldwide is now 347.
For maps of the newly created missions, visit ldschurchnews.com/articles/62067/New-missions-created.html